Additions found in V7.3 include: Support for the newest CAD file types, 3D printing software, and third party plugs-in for software brands such as CATIA, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens, Solid Edge, AutoCAD, Pro-E/Creo, Rhino and more. Performance improvements for faster data processing and robot code output when creating additive manufacturing paths in addition to post processor enhancements for major robot brands such as Kuka, ABB and Fanuc. The addition of new modules including a spray simulation module for companies who use robots to spray, coat, or paint products as well as a module that simulates material deposition during additive manufacturing, adhesive dispensing, welding, and similar applications. Numerous productivity enhancements to existing modules for more accurate time estimates, the ability to quickly import g-code from 3D slicing software including Cura and Slic3r, and the ability to automatically set a cutting direction based on material location with respect to the path. Notable enhancements to the path import module providing users with an option to read custom instructions and set process activations and deactivations directly from imported code and enjoy a more accurate interaction, process simulation, and robot code output for both g-code and APT formats.
“The many new features found in V7.3 are based on close work with many of our current customers to understand how we can further streamline offline robotic programming,” explains Garen Cakmak, leader of Hypertherm’s Robotic Software Team. “By adding support for more software types, files, and robots, we are helping customers solve sometimes complex challenges quickly and easily.”
Building upon the completely redesigned V7 architecture, first introduced in 2018, Robotmaster uses integrated CADCAM functionality to make robotic programming easy and intuitive for everyone, even firsttime users. It is used by a wide range of industries to program robots for tasks that include surfacing, 3D milling, additive manufacturing, welding, painting and more.